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Physical Therapy Management

Discover what it takes to succeed in the "real world" of physical therapy practice, where you'll rely not only on your clinical skills, but on management skills such as budgeting, recruiting, professional development, and limiting your risk of liability. Expert authors Ron Scott and Christopher Petrosirio guide you through the essentials of practice management to help you understand and master these skills and more. You'll find ideas for marketing your practice, as well as advice and information on negotiation and dispute resolution, human resources management, quality and risk management, legal and ethical issues, and fiscal management. Specific case examples from the authors' own experiences illustrate important points throughout the book.


Published: August 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09203-6


  • Chapter 1: The Dynamic Nature of Management in Health Care Organizations

    Organizational Design and Theory

    Organizational Structure

    Organizational Behavior

    Conflict Management: Communication and Negotiation

    Management and Leadership

    Chapter 2: Human Resource Management in Physical Therapy Settings

    Introduction: The Importance of Human Resource Management

    Human Resource vs. Personnel Management

    Staffing Issues

    Employee Retention Issues

    Employee Training, Education, and Development

    Management-Labor Relations

    Chapter 3: Physical Therapy Reimbursement and Financial Management

    Health Insurance and the Physical Therapy Profession

    Continuum of Care

    Financial Management and Pricing

    Chapter 4: Legal and Ethical Management Issues


    Ethics in Everyday Practice

    Health Care Malpractice

    Practical Considerations and Practice-Building Behavior

    Risk Management

    Employment Law Considerations


    Introduction To Selected Federal Laws And Agencies

    Employer Considerations in Hiring

    Appendix A. American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct

    Appendix B. American Physical Therapy Association Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant and the Guide for Conduct of the Affiliate Member

    Appendix C. Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Sample Policy and Complaint Procedure

    Chapter 5: Information, Quality and Risk Management

    Management of Health Care Information

    Quality Management

    Clinical Risk Management

    Appendix A. HIPAA Privacy Notification, English Version

    Appendix B. HIPAA Privacy Notification, Spanish Version

    Appendix C. Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, English Version

    Appendix D. Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, Spanish Version


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